[Tagging] Building names, historical/original owner?

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 14 16:20:32 UTC 2018

On Fri, Dec 14, 2018 at 11:36 PM Adam Franco <adamfranco at gmail.com> wrote:

> What are folks thoughts about these historical-owner building names when
> they aren't well-known? Should they go in a `description=
> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:description>` tag, `alt_name=
> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:alt_name>`, or some other tag?

If there is only a single old name and it is different from the current
name, we have the established tag old_name=* as explained here:
This wiki page also suggests other formats like old_name:1921-1932=* if the
name is valid in a particular period.
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